My research focuses on the lives of indigenous children growing up amidst radical socioeconomic change in the Amazonian region, and asks what is the future of indigenous peoples in times of enhanced globalised exchanges and rapid expansion of neoliberal markets in Latin America.
I have conducted over 16 months of ethnographic fieldwork with indigenous Matses people in Amazonian Peru, where I examined the recent impact of capitalistic economies, trade and urbanisation from a child-centred perspective. I argue that children and youth play an active and crucial role in defining current and future developments of Amerindian societies, and as such a ...
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